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Almeida

[ahl-mey-duh] /ɑlˈmeɪ də/
noun
1.
Francisco de
[frahn-seesh-koo duh] /frɑ̃ˈsiʃ kʊ də/ (Show IPA),
1450?–1510, Portuguese military leader: first Portuguese viceroy in India.
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  • Another chronicle affirms that Tarik found the “table” at a city called Almeida, now perhaps Olmedo.

  • Almeida could do nothing but yield, and he then did it nobly.

  • Having in some degree soothed and fortified his mind by these reflections, he entered the apartment of Almeida.

    Almoran and Hamet John Hawkesworth
  • To thee, Hamet, are now given the throne of thy father, and Almeida.

    Almoran and Hamet John Hawkesworth
  • You had best take a day to recuperate, then follow me to Almeida.

    The Snare Rafael Sabatini
  • The garrison of Almeida contrived to escape across the frontier, before the siege, which had been interrupted, could be renewed.

    The History of Napoleon Buonaparte John Gibson Lockhart
  • Badajos, Almeida, Fuentes d'Onor—time ever since; and a little, little cock-fight for pay at gate that is good for my king.

    Soldiers Three, Part II. Rudyard Kipling
  • Reinforced by fresh troops, Massena turned fiercely to the relief of Almeida, which Wellington had besieged.

  • “The Count of Almeida,” answered the oracle of the party, coolly.

    The Prime Minister W.H.G. Kingston
  • He had not the absurd notion which Almeida attributed to him of desiring to establish a direct Portuguese rule all over India.

    Rulers of India: Albuquerque Henry Morse Stephens

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